A perfect bedtime read for young children (recommended age range 3 to 11).
A great short story for bedtime reading, perfect for ages of up to around 11 years old. On her way home from school one day, Caitlin decides that when she grows up she wants to be an astronaut. She asks her Daddy if he can make her a rocket-ship and together they build the most magnificent rocket-ship ever! Built from old pallets, an upturned plant pot and a metal sieve and painted in a lovely red with ribbons of orange and yellow attached to the bottom that flutter in the breeze, the rocket is ready for lift off. Then in the middle of the night, when the moon is full and after Mrs Thomas, the neighbourhood witch from down the street, secretly casts a little spell on the rocket, Caitlin is woken up by some thudding noises in the garden and when she peeps out of her window she spots a small and funny looking green alien standing in her rocket-ship. She quietly sneaks out of the house and befriends the alien who takes her on a magical journey.